Earth Day is April 22 so we wanted to highlight some Downtown businesses who have sustainable practices and products!

Ethically and locally sourced products

  • Heaven Scent features non-toxic fragrances in all their handmade body and bath items. It’s the perfect place to stock up on amazing smelling products for an at-home spa day.
  • La Fleur by Livvy uses only natural scents in her perfumes and all the bottles are packaged in glass to reduce plastic waste.
  • Willow Creek has bulk spices and teas to cut down on packaging. Plus there is a a great selection of minimally packaged personal care items!
  • Blue Heron Gourmet Spices, Coffees and Teas sources all their products from environmentally-conscious farmers.
  • Flowers by Garvey’s Gardens beautiful bouquets are sourced from their farm in Palisade. On the off season when flowers aren’t growing in the valley they are sustainably sourced from a partner farm in Florida whom the owner coordinates with closely.

Secondhand treasures

When you purchase items secondhand you are encouraging a circular economy that reduces waste. It’s even better when those secondhand items support a local business!

Earth-focused art

  • Confluence Studios will be hosting an Earth Day Art Festival at their studio from 10:00am – 4:00pm on April 22. The event will feature eco art projects, vendors, food and more! Learn more on their Facebook page.
  • Downtown gallery Stray Wilder will be having an Earth Day giveaway and fundraiser at the gallery. The gallery is open noon-6:00pm on April 22. Learn more on Instagram @straywilder.

Restaurants reducing food waste

We have many restaurants with a farm-to-table model including Bin 707 Foodbar and Cafe Sol. Many Downtown restaurants are now participating in a pilot compost program with the City of Grand Junction. From November 2022 to February 2023 the program diverted over 19,280 lbs. (over 9 tons) of food waste from the Mesa County Landfill. Below are Downtown restaurants participating in the program, be sure to support them this Earth Day weekend!

Photo credit: Devon Balet